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Parent Collaboration Between Japan, Germany and Italy - Volume II
Date 25 November 1941
Language English
Collection Tavenner Papers & IMTFE Official Records
Box Box 15
Folder Japan, Germany, Italy Collaboration Vol 2
Repository University of Virginia Law Library
3* Military advisers .4 4.War material deliveries 7 5.Recognition of Manchukuo7 6* Conversion towards North-China8 "To the Foreign Office, Berlin. l. The conclusion of the mediation. to 6 to 8 to 11 "With the unsuccessful conclusion of the German efforts to "bring the two parties of the Chinese-Japanese conflict to the conference table, a new chapter in the war, with all the foreign political reactions, connected with it, especially regarding the relation with Germany, has begun. There is, therefore, little point in analyzing in detail these negotiations which are now closed; it will suffice rather to note that China has not seized the second opportunity to begin peace negotiations, offered to her by Japan; from the fact that Marshal Chiang Kai Shek evaded a definitive discussion of the Japanese terms with Mr. TRAUTMANN and that the Chinese Ministerial Council has not occupied itself in an official session with the Japanese terms and the explanations given ta them by us, until within the last few days, it was clearly evident that on the part of the Chinese, there was no decision even merely to seriously examine the Japanese terms. It is to be feared that now blood will be spilt unnecessarily and that the Chinese provinces will be destroyed with the sole result that the Chinese - after the model of the Sibylline Books - will in the end have to sacrifice many times the originally demanded price in order to purchase much harder terms than those offered them by Mr. HIRCTA in the beginning of November.